Please whitelist cPanel in your adblocker so that you’re able to see our version release promotions, thanks!

The Community Forums

Interact with an entire community of cPanel & WHM users!

Can't access server with root via sftp...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bjorn@element, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. bjorn@element

    bjorn@element Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Hi there,

    Just trying to access my server with the root user via sftp. Now I have accessed it previously but now I get "nvalid username or password reported to the server".

    Yes I have changed settings in via whm. Thing is I have no idea what stopped the root users access to sftp. Any ideas what to change to try and get access again?

    Any help would be much appreciated as I'd rather sftp with a gui than use putty with cli.

    Thanks

    Bjorn
    elementMEDIA
     
  2. cPanelTristan

    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,608
    Likes Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    238
    Location:
    somewhere over the rainbow
    cPanel Access Level:
    Root Administrator
    Root user shouldn't be able to log into FTP no matter whether it is via regular FTP or sFTP. That's a huge security risk to allow root user FTP-based access to the system.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. Infopro

    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Messages:
    16,309
    Likes Received:
    393
    Trophy Points:
    583
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    cPanel Access Level:
    Root Administrator
    Twitter:
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
Loading...

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice